|Ninth Asian Regional Space Settlement Design Competition
(February 21, 2013 to February 24, 2013)
The sky is no longer the limit…..
-- Richard M.
Our school has been participating in the Asian
Regional Space Settlement Design Competition for the
last three years. Every year twelve students from our
school are selected to witness and participate in this
esteemed competition held at ORC Manesar. This program
was not only truly technical but also helped us to
improve our interacting skills, teamwork, and also
stirred a spirit of leadership in everyone.
When we cleared the quarter-final round, our
excitement had no bounds and the two months between the
quarter-final results and the semi-finals (held at
Manesar) went into full time research.
At the competition, our school was teamed up with
three other schools – Bishop Cotton Boys School
(Bangalore), Shrewsbury International School (Bangkok)
and Beacon House School (Pakistan). Our so formed
team consisted of forty members, making it really hard
to communicate and work on a single fifty page project.
The most unorthodox experience was to stay awake for
thirty six hours straight, not having the energy even to
talk, but still trying to complete the project.
The workshops by various scientists and engineers
from NASA were truly overwhelming. I can remember the
one by Heather Paul (Engineer and member of mission
support team for NEEMO 14 at NASA); she talked about
various space suit and ECLSS (environmental control and
life support system) technologies used by NASA for space
This one week at ORC Manesar gave us an experience
impossible to forget yet difficult to imagine.
It is difficult to say what is
impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of
today and reality of tomorrow…..
By Kunwar Agrawal
The spread of cancer is highly alarming with 12.6
million new cases being diagnosed every year and 7.6
million dying of it yearly. Considering the current
scenario, there is likely to be a 100% increase in the
The S6, S5 and junior students of the Interact
Club of our school have been tirelessly working with
their heart dedicated to this noble spirit of community
service. We are proud to announce that they have managed
to raise a sum of Rupees Seventy Thousand, which has
been contributed to the NGO Can Support, in its fight
against cancer. On the 4th of February 2013, students
will join a ‘Walk for Life’ organized by the NGO.